50% of us were immigrants, or the sons and daughters of immigrants. in fact, 60% of the army garrison of 100 army soldiers stationed inside this fort were immigrants. one out of five of the defenders of baltimore, including some of the uniformed army soldiers inside that fort, were african-american citizens of a still as yet very imperfect country who, nonetheless, saw the sort of great republic that their children and grandchildren might one dayin herrit and become a part. there were people like will williams, uniformed, african-american soldier inside that fort who died as a result of injuries sustained in the conflict. across lass ratto point, you had the able lieutenant, albert ball, of joshua barney's men.